Changing Pattern of India's Energy Profile: An Input-Output Analysis of Linkages

28 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2015

See all articles by Shahid Ahmed

Shahid Ahmed

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - Economics

Anjali Tandon

National Council of Applied Economic Research

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This paper highlights the increasing significance of energy in the Indian economy. The analysis is based on changing dynamics of the supply-and-use relationships among various sectors of the economy. It is observed that energy is an increasingly important input to Indian manufacturing. Since energy is used both as an input as well as for final consumption as a fuel or power, its linkages with the overall economy attain special significance for a growing economy. Over the period, specific energy sub-sectors have intensified their relationship as an input to the economy. Similarly, some energy sub-sectors have maintained a strong relationship with the overall economy as they induce output requirements from other sectors. Thus, the sector calls for policy attention in terms of addressing issues related to raw material availability and adequate infrastructure such as ports, pipelines and transmission. In addition, technology improvement can help to address the impediments on capacity utilization and energy efficiency of the using sectors.

Keywords: Energy, linkages, backward linkages, forward linkages, multiplier product matrix, India

JEL Classification: C67, D57, Q4

Suggested Citation

Ahmed, Shahid and Tandon, Anjali, Changing Pattern of India's Energy Profile: An Input-Output Analysis of Linkages (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2705295 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2705295

Shahid Ahmed

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - Economics ( email )

Jamia Nagar
New Delhi, 110025
India

HOME PAGE: http://jmi.ac.in/economics/faculty-members/Prof_Shahid_Ahmed-1783

Anjali Tandon (Contact Author)

National Council of Applied Economic Research ( email )

Parisila Bhawan
11 - Indraprastha Estate
New Delhi, 110002
India

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
39
Abstract Views
302
PlumX Metrics